Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957 in New York City) is an American film actress. She is the daughter of actress Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith.
Griffith began working in films at an early age as an extra on Smith! (1969) and The Harrad Experiment (1973). Her first major role was in Night Moves in 1975. Other major roles include Body Double (1984), Something Wild (1986), Working Girl (1988) for which she received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress, The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Milk Money (1994), Another Day in Paradise (1998) and Cecil B. DeMented (2000).
Griffith has been married four times. She was briefly married to Don Johnson in 1976. She was married to Steven Bauer from 1980 to 1987. She remarried Johnson in 1989. The couple divorced again in 1996 and Griffith married her current husband Antonio Banderas that same year. Griffith has three children by three husbands: Dakota Johnson, Alexander Bauer, and Stella Banderas.
She received an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actress in HBO television movie, RKO 281 (1999). She is currently seen on The WB sitcom Twins, in which she plays Lee, the mother of the show's main characters played by Sara Gilbert and Molly Stanton.